Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2018
|Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
This red delivers a combination of bright cherry and berry fruit, flowers, grass, tar and tobacco aligned with a solid structure. Fresh and detailed on the finish, where fruit, licorice and earth accents linger. Best from 2025 through 2043. 630 cases made, 200 cases imported.
With fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, the 2018 Barolo San Rocco offers a mix of fruit, floral and earthy aromas. These are some of the cornerstones of fine Nebbiolo, and this vintage does a good job of balancing out these various elements. The San Rocco is more accessible and can be enjoyed in the medium-term if you don't want to wait.
The 2018 Barolo San Rocco is graced with pretty red berry fruit, orange peel, flowers and white pepper. There is fine balance and plenty of delineation, but the San Rocco is decidedly understated and quiet, as so many Barolos are in 2018. It's hard to look past the short, abrupt finish.